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Paul Cluver Pinot Noir Seven Flags 2013 750ml
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Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2013

Elgin - Elgin - Overberg - South Africa

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Seven Flags Pinot Noir is the seventh vintage and comes from the oldest vines from 113 Dijon clone, from the top left hand corner of the 4.5-hectare vineyard, and this represents a barrel selection. It has a refined, laid back bouquet with a pleasing earthiness, the 50% whole bunch lending freshness here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, more red than black fruit with raspberry preserve and cranberry leaf, a touch of bergamot towards the finish. Perhaps not as long term as other vintages, but still just a delicious Pinot Noir whose easy-drinking qualities are a virtue.

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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Whilst the Pinot Noir grape varietal has its origins in France, and is most closely associated with fine Burgundy wines, it is now grown in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are many reasons for this – the densely packed, deep black bunches of fruits are responsible for making a wide variety of excellent wines, generally agreed to be amongst the most drinkable and accessible one can find. With flavors ranging from currants and red and black berries, to more earthy, spicy notes, Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal which is revered for its relatively light body and beautifully vivid red color However, the grapes themselves are notoriously susceptible to various diseases, and struggle in fluctuating climates. This has not stopped wineries planting and cultivating these vines, though, as Pinot Noir, when grown carefully and treated properly, is a grape with a wide and increasing fan-base, and more often than not produces wonderful wines.

Country: South Africa

Perhaps the most famous and well respected of all the wine regions in South Africa is that of Constantia, which holds many of the oldest and most traditional wineries in the country. Here, the temperate climate receives the Atlantic winds which cool the vineyards, and the fertile soil allows the grapes to grow to full ripeness, resulting in highly flavorful wines which are enjoyed around the world. Whilst Sauvignon Blanc varietals make up the most widely exported wines of this region, the rest of the country produces a huge and impressive range of wines, made up from varietals native to many different European countries. From excellent Champagne style sparkling wines, to aromatic fortified examples, fruity reds and refreshing whites, South Africa continues to impress and surprise, with modern techniques and technologies leading the way and producing exceptional results.